Incidence in psychiatric inpatients

What is incidence?

The incidence of PTSD refers to how many new cases there are per population in a specified time-period after exposure to a traumatic event. It is different from prevalence, which represents how many overall cases exist. This topic presents the evidence on incidence rates in psychiatric inpatients.

What is the evidence for the incidence of PTSD in psychiatric inpatients?

Moderate quality evidence finds the incidence of PTSD following seclusion or restraint in psychiatric institutions is between 25% and 47%. Seclusion is generally better accepted than forced medication, while restraint is least tolerated.

August 2021

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Last updated at: 11:30 pm, 3rd August 2021
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